The first meeting brought the willing members together for recognition. At this meeting Dr E.T Alori was chosen as coordinator and Miss Faith was acted as secretary. During this meeting Dr. Alori was redirected to move to SDG 1 (No poverty) as coordinator while Dr. Adekiya was redirected to SDG 15 (Life on land).
The second meeting came up on September 2nd, 2020 at International Exhibition Centre, Landmark University. At this meeting Dr. S.O. Olawoye was selected as secretary to complement Dr. Adekiya coordinating assignment as Miss Faith was not available in the group meeting on that day. During the meeting Dr. Adekiya urged the members to be committed as that is the only we can fulfill the mandate of our SDG group. He further summarily spelt out the main goals of SDG 15 as: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use terrestrial use of terrestrial ecosystem. Sustainability way of managing forests through combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. From the aims, members through deliberations summarily concluded that the general idea is to centre our research on two major headings which are:
I. The land resources which includes land, plants, animals, etc.
II. Sustainable ways of managing the life of resources against extinction
Based on the above, three major likely research clusters were suggested:
i. Sustainability of land resources
ii. Reclamation of degrading/degraded land and its resources / protection of some resources against extinction
iii. Dissemination of valuable information to the end users of land
At the close of the meeting, the coordinator appreciated members to be up and doing.
The last meeting was held on September 17th, 2020 at the same venue. In this meeting, emphasis was laid on the actual aim of the SDG 15 and in broad sense it was concluded that sustainability of land resources; land, animals and plants that connotes forestry, arable crops and likes should be look into as to fortress the production. On this note it was suggested that our research should include some plants tending towards extinction such as walnut, mushroom; the use of hydroponic as means of in odd areas etc. and reclamation of degraded land due to physical and chemical weathering, deforestation, effect of the use of chemicals on useful edible fungi , animals, etc. as to boost life/production. From this deliberation Dr. Alori suggested that the group should identify and choose the study area while Dr. Adegbite buttressed the idea that land testing and awareness as how the land should be managed by the end users through information should be included. At conclusion of the third meeting (17 – 09 – 20), the coordinator encouraged members to work fast before the next meeting slated for October 6th when we shall conclude on the cluster groups and research topics.
So far only six members has been turn up for the meeting namely:
1. Dr. A. O. Adekiya – Coordinator
2. Dr. S.O. Olawoye – Secretary
3. Dr. K.A. Adegbite – Member
4. Dr C. M. Aboyeji – Member
5. Dr. E.T. Alori – Member 6. Ayojimi Adebukola Member
DR. A.O Adekiya